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New Asheville Symphony Leader Returning To NC


The Asheville Symphony Orchestra has a new executive director.


Daniel Crupi comes to Asheville from the Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra in New Mexico, where he served two years as executive director. Before that, Crupi spent more than five years in various roles with the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra. Crupi earned his master’s degree in music from the University of North Carolina-Greensboro in 2013.



Though he's already working on concert programming with ASO Music Director Darko Butorac, Crupi doesn't officially begin his post until July. More than 40 people from around the country applied for the ASO position, which opened when David Whitehill left after eight years for a leadership position outside of music in Canton, Ohio.


Matt Peiken, BPR’s first full-time arts journalist, has spent his entire career covering arts and culture.
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